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Poster: TLG_pepper Date: Jul 30, 2009 8:53pm
Forum: etree Subject: Data for number of times downloaded

Does anyone know how these numbers are calculated?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Jul 31, 2009 6:38am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Data for number of times downloaded

For every time a single IP address accesses one or more files on a given page, that's one download. So if you stream a show, that's one download. If you then download the entire show that same day, it doesn't count as an additional download, but if you come back the next day and grab the txt file, that's another download.

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Poster: TLG_pepper Date: Jul 31, 2009 6:58am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Data for number of times downloaded

Thanks for the information.
A few of us were talking and some numbers just seemed excessively high.

Aside from the methodology that you posted (which i appreciate) is everyone feeling that numbers are being reported accurately?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Jul 31, 2009 7:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Data for number of times downloaded

Some of the more outlandish numbers you may see are due to streams being embedded in a web page that gets a lot of traffic - for example, the OAR concert that's the most-downloaded on the LMA is (or was) embedded in one of their pages and set to auto-play.

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Poster: TLG_pepper Date: Jul 31, 2009 7:51am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Data for number of times downloaded

That is a really great point! Numbers would appear to skyrocket with a consistent data stream running for a year. The average human customer may have been credited 1 or a few downloads. That stream would gain a possible 365 download credits a year!

Hey, thanks for you quick responses!